About Philip M. Coffin, III
“Being a knowledgeable and creative person is essential in my work as a trial attorney. I have to build quickly a full understanding of a client’s business, professional and personal situation in order to advocate effectively on their behalf.”
Phil also has an active products liability defense practice, and has successfully defended national companies as well as local retailers. Phil and his partner Peter Del Bianco currently serve as counsel to the Maine Chiefs of Police and regularly provide advice and representation to law enforcement officials in civil litigation.
Phil is committed to active involvement in both professional and community organizations and has spoken at numerous seminars. In 1994, Phil was elected to the American Board of Trial Advocates, an organization that is committed to improving the ethical and practice standards of trial attorneys and the trial process, and is currently the President of the Maine Chapter of ABOTA. He also serves on the Maine Supreme Judicial Court Committee on Professional Responsibility by appointment of the Court. Cognizant of the increasingly few opportunities for new attorneys to develop trial experience, Phil was instrumental in forming an ad hoc mentoring committee for young lawyers and was the co-chair.
Phil and his wife, Susan Peck, also an attorney, have three daughters. They spend much of their free time in the Maine outdoors, skiing, bicycling, hiking, and gardening.
Village on the Green Association,
Carrabassett Valley, ME
Bicycle Coalition of Maine
Board member, Maine Huts & Trails Past Chair,
Board of Directors of the Regional
Transportation Program, Inc.
Past Chair, Portland Chapter of the American Red Cross
HONORS AND DISTINCTIONS
AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell
fellow, International Society of Barristers fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
Recognized in the Best Lawyers in America
Selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers Edition 2008-present,
Benchmark Litigation Local
Litigation Stars, and Chambers
USA Leading Lawyers
Selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers Best of the Best
Top 100 New England lawyers, one of five Maine designees,